22 Games Like Far Cry

Games Like Far Cry Our collection of games like Far Cry features other first person adventures where you’ll get to enjoy an impressive story and have plenty of freedom to explore.

The Far Cry series has spawned several games along with a number of spin off additions, choosing to put the story into the player’s hands gamers have enjoyed a number of unique game locations from tropical islands to African plains. With each new title the series continues to push the limits and reach new heights of action and open world adventure.

While each location in the Far Cry games has presented it’s on challenges the core gameplay of the series has remained the same. With a focus on open landscapes, choice between stealth and action based gameplay and a game world packed full of main and side missions. Each Far Cry game promises to immerse players in an interesting and action packed story that will last dozens of hours and hundreds for the gamer aiming to complete everything the game has to offer.

In the games like the Far Cry series below you’ll get to explore other unique game environments as you complete quests, tackle side missions and ultimately drive the game ending. These various first person shooters will test your stealth, assault and planning skills as you take on the world as a lone hero. This list has a greater focus on newer additions to the franchise such as games games like Far Cry 5 that have pushed the open world elements beyond that of the earlier Far Cry adventures.
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat is the third game in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of survival horror games and closes out the story loop of the franchise while building on the mechanic foundations of your past adventures into the Zone. This means you’ll find a vast array of improvements that have been made which ensures it is one of the best instalments yet with the dedicated mod community building further on the core game post release. As Call of Pripyat links a number of story elements toge...[Read Review]

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Rise of the Tomb Raider

Offering a second game title in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, Rise of the Tomb Raider continues to follow the story of Lara Croft and her Siberia based adventures in the search for the city of Kitezh. Once again she will be racing against the military organisation (Trinity) who are intent on beating her and claiming the rumoured immortality it contains within. Released in 2015 this addition to the Tomb Raider Survivor trilogy is available across all major platforms with a similar blend of ...[Read Review]

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Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider is an action focused adventure that will have you playing Lara Croft as she attempts to survive the harsh wilderness she finds herself stranded in. Designed as a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise the 2013 edition brings newcomers to the world of Lara Croft while appealing to those who have played the original titles in the 1990s. Players join Lara as she becomes shipwrecked on Yamatai, a remote island near Japan. While the island is a fictional your exposure to survival elements is...[Read Review]

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Dishonored

Dishonored is an action adventure game set deep in a fantasy dystopian society that is currently experiencing a plague outbreak. With a wealth of missions that require you to uncover information or assassinate targets you’ll be free to achieve these objectives in your own unique balance of stealth and aggression that utilise your selected powers. Dishonored takes place in a fictional setting that is similar to London in the early 1900s and blends the industrial age with magical elements. M...[Read Review]

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Deus Ex

Deus Ex is an older game with a cyberpunk theme which blends action, role playing, stealth and first person shooting into a single story heavy adventure. Highly rated amongst fans and critics the success of the first game has seen the lore, world and mechanics revived in a number of subsequent games in the Deus Ex universe. Deus Ex is set in a futuristic world during 2052 where conspiracies and a number of different government agencies are threatening to tear the world apart as they fight for co...[Read Review]

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The Saboteur

The Saboteur explores a different setting to most open world action adventure titles with a World War II theme that has players trying to sabotage everything within reach to help the war effort. With a setting that the genre hasn’t touched before you’re guaranteed a unique adventure as you play on Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game focuses on Paris during its Nazi occupation with players taking on the role of Sean Devlin as he attempts to sabotage the Nazi’s from within as...[Read Review]

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State of Decay

State of Decay combines the open world genre with a zombie outbreak to create a large and challenging adventure that has you leading a settlement of survivors through a number of trials. First released on the Xbox 360 in 2013 the title was quickly brought to Windows and eventually remastered in a Year-One Survival Edition version that also added Xbox One support. The fictional Trumbull Valley is the setting for this zombie adventure and feels like a small to medium sized rural area in the real w...[Read Review]

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third and long awaited game in the franchise of popular science fiction role playing games. Opting to explore a prequel the game is set 25 years before the first Deus Ex game which allows newcomers to the series to easily pick up the story even if they haven’t played the other games while fans of the series will pick up on the many subtle hints to other Deus Ex world adventures. In Human Revolution you’ll play as Adam Jensen in the year 2027 who is a leading memb...[Read Review]

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Fallen Earth

Fallen Earth is a MMO that combines FPS and role playing features with its post-apocalyptic game world to deliver an experience akin to the modern games in the Fallout series. Fallen Earth originally launched in 2009 as a paid MMO game before transitioning to a free to play game in 2011, it was later shut down for a temporary 2 year period between October 2019 and October 2021. Fallen Earth is centred around the Grand Canyon area which is now a wasteland after a series of devastating natural eve...[Read Review]

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the second game in the series of survival horror shooter games under the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. name which was released in 2008. Designed as a prequel to the first game (S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl) in the franchise players will have the opportunity to explore the origins and events that led to the first game across familiar locations. In Clear Sky you’ll be assuming the role of Scar who is a veteran stalker of the Zone and makes a living through escort missions and ...[Read Review]

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Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 offers similar gameplay to its predecessor with players again playing as Rico Rodriguez as he attempts to save the world from an evil dictator. The game is based on an island setting with plenty of movie style action within the game as players trek across the diverse island location while engaging in first person combat and other open world activities. This Just Cause 2 island is known as the island of Panau which is a fictional island based on real world Southeast Asia themes. With...[Read Review]

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines is an action orientated role playing game that explores the rarely touched vampire fantasy for a video game setting. Offering deep role playing mechanics players customise their recently converted human to design their own playstyle through the vampire filled world full of story, choice and challenges. Set in a modern day Los Angeles players explore four unique game areas that include downtown, Santa Monica, Hollywood and Chinatown that each have their own myst...[Read Review]

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Dead Island

In Dead Island you’ll explore an open island environment as you try to prevent being eaten by zombies by finding whatever melee weapons you can find around the place. Following the adventure of four survivors who are looking to escape the island you’ll fight alone or with friends in a melee combat orientated zombie title for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The setting for this zombie infestation is the luxury tropical resort on the island known as Banoi. After a night of wild part...[Read Review]

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Dead Island: Riptide

Dead Island: Riptide is the second game in the Dead Island series and continues on with familiar lore  and mechanics from your previous adventure but takes place on a whole new island which keeps it accessible to newcomers to the franchise. Launching in 2013 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 its an overall similar experience released only two years after the success of the original zombie beat down title. The events in Dead Island: Riptide occur right after those of the first Dead Island game although th...[Read Review]

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Dying Light

Parkour across a massive city while also slashing zombies to pieces in Dying Light a game with plenty of open world and RPG elements combined into a single adventure. Released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2015 the game was later released on other console platforms with bundled DLC content. Centred around agent Kyle Crane whose objective is to infiltrate the quarantine zone of Harran you explore the Middle-eastern city in full day/night cycles. This city is overrun with infestation t...[Read Review]

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Skyrim

Skyrim is the fifth game in the expansive Elder Scrolls franchise and continues building on the success of the previous games with a large open world and sharp role playing adventure as you design your own character and craft their story within the fantasy realm. First released in 2011 the game has since been remastered, ported and had an anniversary edition released that alter various elements of gameplay and package up the DLC expansions. The core Skyrim storyline strikes a balance of distance...[Read Review]

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Taking the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise further with the ninth core game in the stealth franchise players will lead the familiar mercenary of Snake through a campaign in Soviet occupied territory. Advancing the story nine years after the events of the previous game (Ground Zeroes) you’ll tie up a number of loose ends as you advance through the levels that offer greater player freedom than past titles. Mainly focused around the Afghanistan and Angola-Zaire border with Punished (Venom)...[Read Review]

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Mad Max

Mad Max drives the familiar franchise into the video game arena with a 2015 release that has players explore the deadly post-apocalyptic wasteland on your quest for revenge in this battered environment. Available for both console and computer gamers you’ll find an action adventure experience that blends melee combat, firearms, stealth and a range of abilities to help your survive and progress. Your character in this Mad Max video game adventure is the patrol officer Max Rockatansky who doe...[Read Review]

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Rage

Rage is a first person shooter that has many similarities to both the Fallout and Borderlands franchises with a post-apocalyptic setting that sees a number of towns needing your assistance as you drive across the wasteland environments completing quests and upgrading your arsenal of equipment. Set in a future where an asteroid known as 99942 Apophis collided with the Earth in the year 2029 human civilisation has been reduced to rubble with a wasteland environment and scattered survivors all that...[Read Review]

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Crysis 3

Crysis 3 is the third game in the first person shooter series which is known for constantly pushing gaming hardware to the edge of its capabilities. This series once again offers a breathtaking visual experience that is combined with solid FPS gameplay with some light customisation elements. Originally released in 2013 the game was remastered in 2021 for modern video game platforms. Crysis 3 continues the story from the previous games in the Crysis franchise with players controlling the Prophet ...[Read Review]

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Just Cause 3

Ultimate freedom is the objective of Just Cause 3, a game in the open world adventure genre that continues the over the top destruction opportunities of its predecessors across Windows, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Released in 2015 this title in the Just Cause franchise sends players deep into a fictional island in the middle of the Mediterranean and provides an open world playground for destruction and player decisions. Taking place half a decade after the popular Just Cause 2, the main char...[Read Review]

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Crysis 2

Crysis is back with a sequel that will once again make your hardware melt with graphics that push gaming to the limit for the era. While more modern systems will find Crysis 2 no more difficult than modern games on release this was another adventure guaranteed to make even the highest level of computer hardware chug. Like the original Crysis there is more behind the scenes than just a pretty picture though with solid first person shooter (FPS) gameplay with an element of player choice along the ...[Read Review]

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